Sometimes I don’t have time to stop and eat or just don’t feel like it. Sometimes I need to fast and get the calories low for a couple of days to kick-start things again. I love protein shakes for those times.
Here’s the thing — I think soy products are terrible for you and a lot of shakes have some sort of soy. Nearly every shake I have tried is disgusting and hard to choke down. For me that means needing even MORE self discipline because I want to throw the witches’ brew to the wall and go get fries to get the taste out of my mouth!
Nature’s Best Isopure Low Carb shakes are not just good. They will kick your craving for a chocolate shake and with 50 grams of protein per shake (0-3 carbs depending on flavor) they stick with you awhile.
If you make the whole shake there are 50 grams of protein and 220 calories but there are two things you need to know before you write it off as being to calorie heavy.
- Atkins has 160 calories and 15 grams of protein in roughly half as much shake. Make half an Isopure shake and you are getting fewer calories PLUS more protein.
- Isopure is delicious and the Atkins shakes are OK. Personally I’d rather go with delicious.
The company didn’t contact me, ask me to promote their product, or anything. Lowcarb-ology is only a few months old and, although it is growing like crazy, isn’t big enough for anyone to notice. I am just reviewing it because I think it is something that can help you stick with your low carb lifestyle.
It’s nutritionally packed. There is 50% of the RDA for each vitamin and mineral except iron. It’s 100% pure whey, which I think the body uses better than other types of protein shakes.
The shakes come in a bunch of flavors but so far I have only tried Dutch Chocolate and Creamy Vanilla. Vanilla is a good one to have around because you can make almost infinite variations — yesterday I did a Cinnabon flavored shake. I’d make cinnamon rolls for the family for breakfast so was craving that rich, spicy sweetness. I have about 500 variations for shakes. I’ll do another post that lists them but for today let’s stick with the basics.
The Dutch chocolate tastes like a chocolate malt, is thick and creamy, and will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth and keep hunger pangs away. The vanilla is intensely vanilla and is good on it’s own or great as a base for other flavors. Saying that, I make the shakes a certain way with certain added ingredients so if you just scoop the mix out and shake it up with water I am not sure how it tastes, OK?
I am doing a liquid fast right now which is one of the reasons I haven’t been posting. I need someone to move in next door who is low carb so I can cook for them to get material for the blog! The company does not recommend using the mix as a meal replacement and I am not recommending it either. I am just telling you what I am doing.
I have been using the shakes daily for three days and I really feel like either my new, adjusted thyroid medicine is kicking in or the extra vitamins and protein and giving me more energy.
Maybe it’s both.
You can get Isopure at your local GNC in limited flavors or on Amazon. The strawberry flavor does not have good reviews. I am going to get the cookies and cream and banana flavors next. Here are (affiliate) links to Isopure on Amazon. I get a small percentage if you buy through Lowcarb-ology but it won’t affect your cost.
Here’s the recipe that I use. It makes about 3/4 of a quart of creamy, thick shake that is delicious.
Low Carb Chocolate Shake
- 2 scoops Isopure Low Carb Dutch Chocolate shake mix
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- Stevia or other sweetener to taste about what you'd use in coffee
- 1 cup of ice cubes in a 12 oz container
- Add water to fill the 12 oz container
- Add all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until thick and creamy.